About UsSince opening our first store in 1977, we’ve held our focus on providing you, our Customer, with exceptional customer service, expertise and the widest quality range of products & services as being the key to winning your loyalty. This day-to-day approach is captured in our tagline “We Care More, We Know More, and We Have More”. Having gained 10 years of experience in the paint industry Pat McDonnell sensed an opportunity – one founded on simply providing the highest possible level of service to all Customers.
In 1977 Pat & Cora McDonnell opened their first store on Grattan St in the heart of Cork. After a short while, it was obvious that more space was required, and a move to Bachelors Quay wasn’t long in coming. This Bachelors Quay store is still here today, even with some of the original staff from the 70s and early 80s. Learn more about us, our people and our stores here.